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Tablet computers and kids


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Prepared for the Fourth International TCU e-Learning Conference, Bangkok, Thailand June14-15, 2012

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Tablet computers and kids

  1. 1. Tablet Computers and Kids Developing Multi-literacy Skills in e-Learning Environments using Tablet Computers at the Primary Grade Level in Thailand Prepared by: Willard Van De Bogart Language Institute Bangkok University How can kids learn using a tablet computer?The Fourth TCU International e-Learning Conference - June 14 -15, Bangkok “Smart Innovations in Education and Lifelong Learning”
  2. 2. What is Multi-literacy?Moving Touching Voicing
  3. 3. What is an e-Learning environment?
  4. 4. Participatory e-Learning ExploreCollaborate
  5. 5. Who is the teacher?
  6. 6. What is Thailand’s Computer Tablet Policy?Provide one tabletper child to allPrathom 1 studentsAllow students to haveaccess to othermaterialsProvide a 21 centurylearning tool PM Yingluck Shinawatra
  7. 7. 1st Who are the stake holders?• Families of Thailand• Educational representatives of Thailand• Teachers of Thailand• Producers of Thailand• Thailand as an ASEAN nation member• Thailand’s diaspora 2nd What are the objectives?* Cognitive development* Critical Thinking* Knowledge acquisition and management* Associative learning
  8. 8. Alphabet to Apphabet
  9. 9. Apphabet to the world ? Teacher
  10. 10. Web2Thai FoundationTeaching Children English with Tablet Computers Per Algot Enevoldsen - President Right: Sven Sprogoe Petersen - Consultant 2nd right: Dah – Teacher Trainer 3rd right: Willard Van De Bogart - Researcher
  11. 11. What are these kids doing?
  12. 12. What are these students doing? They used to be kids!
  13. 13. A new 3D Educational Methodology• A 3D Education is going from the alphabet to the apphabet using: Digital pedagogy = Lessons learned Digital literacy = Skills mastered Digital scaffolding = Stages achieved
  14. 14. Digital pedagogy – Lessons learned Making shapes Give the child many choices.SoundColorShapes Draw SelectMotion IdentifySongs Injini
  15. 15. Digital pedagogy – Lessons LearnedInstructive appsManipulative appsConstructive apps
  16. 16. Digital literacy – Skills masteredMoving fingersAssociating ideasRecognizing patterns
  17. 17. Digital scaffolding – Stages achieved 3. 2. Stage 3 Stage 2 1. Stage 1
  18. 18. Interrelated Learning Progressions Puppet Pal App AppDiagram: Karin Hess, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment
  19. 19. Thailand’s Digital Education Policy? 15 years oldScaffolding for the future… e-Learning environment5 years old 2014 2013 From moving fingers to moving ideas 2012
  20. 20. Thailand’s Tablet RevolutionThe tablet computer is an educational processor AEC 2015 The future is now – Thank you